A Mood Apart

A Mood Apart: Depression, Mania, and Other Afflictions of the Self by Peter G. Whybrow, M.D. Stars: **** Basic Books (2015) Psychology/Depression/Mental Illness 408 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: When first published in 1997 this groundbreaking work on the science of mood both redefined the field and—with compassion, understanding, and scientific rigor—made it… Read More »

The Pain of Suicide

The Pain of Suicide: A Phenomenological Approach to Understanding ‘Why?’ by Dr. Jo-Ann Rowland Stars: **** Clink Street Publishing (2019) Suicide/World Issues 148 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Every suicide is an individual tragedy whose origins challenge our mental capacity.… Read More »

The Upward Spiral

A book review of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression One Small Change at a Time by Alex Korb, Ph.D. Stars: ***** New Harbinger Publications (2015) Depression/Neuropsychology 240 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue,… Read More »

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

A book review of My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward by Mark Lukach Stars: **** Harper Collins (2017) Memoir/Mental Health 320 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love. Mark and Giulia’s life together… Read More »

Pound for Pound

A book review of Pound for Pound: a Story of One Woman’s Recovery and her Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life by Shannon Kopp Stars: ***** William Morrow (2015) Memoir/Mental Health/Animals 288 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary:… Read More »

Finding Your Bipolar Muse

Finding Your Bipolar Muse: How to Master Depressive Droughts and Manic Floods and Access Your Creative Power by Lana R. Castle Stars: ***** Marlowe & Company (2006) Psychology/Self-Help 320 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Do creativity and mental illness truly go hand in hand, as many people believe? Or are all creative artists… Read More »

Depression, Anxiety and the Christian Life

Depression, Anxiety and the Christian: Practical Wisdom from Richard Baxter  – Notes by Michael S. Lundy Stars: **** Crossway (2018) Christian Living/Health – Mental Illness 192 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Crossway in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Depression—whether circumstantial and fleeting or persistent… Read More »